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    bhyve Strange problem of "mouse pointer becoming unclickable" in bhyve VM

    I'm now experiencing a strange problem of the "mouse pointer becoming unclickable" inside a bhyve VM. Host OS: FreeBSD 13 bhyve command: (partial) -s 29,fbuf,tcp=,w=1200,h=1000 \ -s 31,lpc \...
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    Xfce Does Xfce requires less or simpler hardware drivers (compared to KDE)?

    I'm using KDE with the drm-kmod graphics driver and just experienced a hang issue. I'm just wondering if I switch over to Xfce, would it work without this drm-kmod driver? My gut feeling is it would require the same hardware drivers. But however, I remember that many years ago things were much...
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    bhyve bhyve running FreeBSD VM error

    I'm trying to run FreeBSD with KDE or Xfce inside a bhyve virtual machine. The bhyve command executed to start the VM has "-s 29,fbuf,tcp=,w=800,h=600 -s 30,xhci,tablet" included. From within the VM, I tried to execute "startx" and I'm hit with the following error: (EE) Cannot run...
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    Xorg and KDE does not work on FreeBSD 13, but GhostBSD works. So, what are the relevant config files?

    I'm trying to get KDE up and running on FreeBSD 13 on a laptop PC. I could not even configure Xorg to run and it seems like the hardware cannot be recognized. So, I downloaded GhostBSD (both the default MATE and Xfce versions) and it works out of the box. I am now trying to figure out what...
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    Problem with installing XFCE

    Hello guys, I have some problem with installing XFCE. I installed all programs for XFCE, but its doesnt work. How fix it?
  6. TobiasW

    Xfce Slim + XFCE: Slow log-in and grayed-out shutdown/reboot buttons (DBus issue?)

    Hi, My Slim + XFCE configuration causes following issue: First login is fast, everything is fine, shutdown/reboot buttons are available. On re-log it takes about one minute (timeout?) until the desktop is shown. /var/log/slim.log says: slim: waiting for X server to begin accepting...
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    Xfce Full screen not working in XFCE on a FreeBSD guest OS on VirtualBox

    I am running FreeBSD as a guest OS in VirtualBox on a Windows 10 host. I installed the XFCE desktop environment, but unfortunately I cannot put it on full screen mode, its highest resolution that I can set is 1024x768. So based on this article I installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions on the...
  8. RedPhoenix

    I'm Having Issues With My AMD Radeon Thames And X Starting Properly

    Hey guys. I hope everyone is staying safe with COVID-19. Here's hoping it will go to /dev/null soon... So, anyway, as the title of this post says, I'm having trouble getting X to start (XFCE4 works fine when it manages to load properly with Xorg). I know things are working fine because the text...
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    What can you do against the "suddenly stopped working" problem in FreeBSD

    This week was my 3rd try of using FreeBSD (as desktop system). Today I am nearly at the point where I give up. I already tested FreeBSD for a longer time some months ago (and another time about 1-2 years ago). Now I use FreeBSD 12.1 (-RELEASE). The 2 times when I used FreeBSD I had the exact...
  10. tommiie

    Extremely slow XFCE

    Hey all, I'm currently running FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE-p12 with XFCE and it is slow: top reports Xorg using 90+% of CPU resources on idle state. 67062 tom 1 101 0 320M 243M CPU1 1 40.0H 93.12% Xorg Can someone help me troubleshoot? It is a DELL Latitude E7470 on which I...
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    Xfce Xfce 4.14 - Problems with power management

    Hi, I am new to FreeBSD. I am having issues with the hibernation settings on XFCE 4.14 - basically when my pc "goes to sleep", it doesn't wake up again. The only solution, once it goes into hibernation, is to press the power button and turn off the machine. When I used Xfce 4.12 in September...
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    Solved Take screenshots in XFCE

    Hi. I'm using the xfce desktop on FreeBSD-RELEASE-12. Is there any tool available to take screenshots ? For example, I press Ctrl+Print Scrn and the snapshot of my screen is taken. Or, I drag a rectangle to take a snapshot of my screen.
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    FreeBSD XFCE No Screens Found

    Greetings, I have been recently wanting to get into FreeBSD I installed all of the steps for XFCE in a VirtualBox machine But surprisingly when I do "startx", It gives me a message with "no screens found"
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    I also need help I try install xfce4 using: pkg install xorg slim xfce also add to /etc/rc.conf moused_enable="YES" dbus_enable="YES" hald_enable="YES" slim_enable="YES" and ~/.xinitrc exec xfce4-session Then I rebooted the system but nothing happened tried forcibly: (or startx no...
  15. clawhammer

    Solved microsoft excel like program for xfce?

    is there a package I can install that will replicate an excel program? thanks.
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    Solved Xfce Won't Boot

    I was trying to install a GUI (KDE) but in the end it said DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the x server kde. I did run some commands but none of them help with the issue so I gave up on KDE and tried to install XFCE, I did pkg install xorg slim xfce, and enabled the slim...
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    Solved xcfe login gui doesn't show up

    Hello, I'm new to freebsd and the way it works(I mean, completely new; I don't even really understand what's going on in the handbook). I'm mentioning this, because I've searched the threads to find the solution to my problem and I didn't get half the things that were said, so please be...
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    FreeBSD Current w/ Xorg & Nvidia

    Hello, I was trying to install the latest Current on a machine w/ a Nvidia K600 (it does have onboard Intel graphics as well). Unfortunately I am unable to startx as it either complains about "No screens found" or another error message related to framebuffer mode. As layed out in the...
  19. QantumEntangled

    Xfce Cannot Manage Display & Mouse from Xfce4 settings menus

    I installed FreeBSD for the first time yesterday and installed Xorg and Xfce4 with Slim to manage logging in. I can boot into slim and login to the desktop and everything seems to work. But the settings menu doesn't have the monitor in the list of displays, and the mouse settings show "sysmouse"...
  20. usernamekiran

    How to set-up Nvidia graphics card on FreeBSD 11.1?

    Hello.<br />I am aware this has been asked numerous times before, but the two methods that I tried failed. I had to clean-up after both methods. I have an Alienware 13 R-2 laptop, with 16GB RAM, and "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M". I have been using the OS for a while now (without the drivers), with...